Danish Submitted Surnames

Danish names are used in the country of Denmark in northern Europe. See also about Scandinavian names.
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AABERGDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian cognate of ÅBERG.
AABYNorwegian, Danish
From a place called Aaby or Åby, from Old Norse á "small river, stream" and býr "farm".
AASNorwegian, Danish
Variant spelling of ÅS.
Means "apple farm."
ÅSSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Means "ridge, hill" in the Scandinavian languages.
Originally a nickname denoting a loud or brash person, from Old Danish bang "noise" (from Old Norse banga "to pound, hammer" of echoic origin). A literary bearer was Danish author Herman Bang (1857-1912).... [more]
BAYDanish, Norwegian (Rare)
Likely a reduced form of German BAYER.
BENDTSDATTERDanish (Archaic), Norwegian (Archaic)
Strictly feminine patronymic for Bendt.
BILDTSwedish, Danish
Bildt is a Danish-Swedish-Norwegian noble family originating from Jutland in Denmark and now domiciled in Bohus county in southwest Sweden. The Norwegian branch of the family died out in the beginning of the 18th century... [more]
BIRCHEnglish, German, Danish, Swedish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood, from a Germanic word meaning ‘birch’ (Old English birce ‘birch’, Middle High German birche, Old Danish birk)... [more]
Habitational name from a place so named in Jutland.
BOLTDanish, German
Variant of Boldt.
BONDESwedish, Old Swedish, Danish
From Old Norse bóndi "farmer". Used as both a last name and a (rare) given name in Sweden (see BONDE for the given name and BONDESSON as an example of a patronymic derived from this name)... [more]
The Danish surname Borresen has two origins. Boerresen is composed of -sen 'son' + the given name Boerre, the modern equivalent of Old Norse Byrgir 'the helper' (from proto-Indo-European root BHER- 'to carry, bear')... [more]
BOYEEnglish, German, Dutch, Frisian, Danish
From the Germanic given names Boio or Bogo, which are of uncertain origin. Also possibly a variant of Bothe.
BRAHEDanish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Danish and Swedish noble family with roots in Scania and Halland, southern Sweden (both provinces belonged to Denmark when the family was founded). A notable bearer was Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601).
BRANNERDanish, German, English
Danish variant of BRANDER and German variant of BRANTNER.
CONRADIGerman, Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Derived from a patronymic from the given name Konrad.
CRABBEnglish, Scottish, German, Dutch, Danish
English and Scottish, from Middle English crabbe, Old English crabba ‘crab’ (the crustacean), a nickname for someone with a peculiar gait. English and Scottish from Middle English crabbe ‘crabapple (tree)’ (probably of Old Norse origin), hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a crabapple tree... [more]
DAAELiterature, Norwegian, Danish (Rare), Swedish (Rare)
Norwegian surname, originating in Trondheim in the 17th century. Also a variant of Daa, the name of a Danish noble family which originated in Southern Jutland in the 14th century. ... [more]
DAHMERGerman, Danish
A northern German or Danish habitual name for someone from one of the many places named Dahme in Brandenburg, Holstein, Mecklenburg, or Silesia. A famous bearer of this name was Jeffrey Dahmer, serial killer (1960 - 1993).
DALENorwegian, Danish
Habitational name from any of the various farmsteads called Dale in Norway. Derived from Old Norse dalr "valley".
DAMMGerman, Danish
Topographic name from Middle High German damm "dike".
DANRomanian, Vietnamese, English, Danish
Ethnic name in various European languages (including Danish and English) meaning ‘Dane’. ... [more]
Danish name element gård "farmstead, yard" combined with prefix dau of unknown origin. ... [more]
DELEURANFrench (Huguenot), Danish
Huguenot surname of unknown origin. This family emigrated to Denmark in the 16th century, and now most members of the family are Danish
Means "son of Enevold".
Habitational name from a place so called.
FALKENBERGGerman, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Habitational name from any of several places named from Old High German falk "falcon" and berg "mountain, hill".
FEYGerman, English, French, Danish
English: variant of Fay. ... [more]
GJESSINGNorwegian, Danish (Rare)
Used in Norway and Denmark since the 1600s. Probably of German origin.
GOLDBERGGerman, Jewish, Danish
From German gold 'gold' and -berg, meaning 'gold-mountain'.
GRIMMEnglish, German, Danish, Swedish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
From a nickname for a stern and forbidding individual, derived from the Old High German word grim "stern, severe". Or possibly from the given name GRÍMR derived from Old Norse gríma "mask, helmet"... [more]
HAGEMANNGerman, Danish
1. German: topographic name for someone who lived by a hedge or enclosure, from Middle High German hac ‘enclosure’, ‘hedge’, Middle Low German hage + mann ‘man’. ... [more]
Derived from the Old Norse HALLR, which means 'flat stone, rock' or 'sloping, leaning to one side'... [more]
HAMBERGGerman, Danish, Jewish
German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) habitational name from any of several places named Hamberg. Jewish (Ashkenazic) variant of Hamburg.
HAMMERSMEDNorwegian (Archaic, ?), Danish (Archaic, ?)
Occupational name for a blacksmith, from Danish & Norwegian hammer, 'hammer' and smed, 'smith'. See Hammersmith
Means "son of Hans"... [more]
HEINGerman, Dutch, Danish, Jewish
German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a short form of the Germanic personal name Heinrich.
HELLMEYERGerman, Dutch, Danish
Variant spelling of Helmeyer.
HELMEIERGerman, Dutch, Danish
Variant spelling of Helmeyer.
HELMEYERGerman, Dutch, Danish
From Hel in Norse mythology and Meyer meaning "higher, superior". It means ´blessed´ or ´holy´. The name is mostly found in Germany, but also in the Netherlands and some parts of Denmark.
Derived from the suburb of Herlev in Denmark.
HJELMSwedish, Danish
From Swedish hjälm or Danish hjelm, both derived from Old Norse hjalmr "helmet".
HOLMSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, English
Derived from Old Norse holmr, meaning "islet".
A surname relatively common in Denmark, derived from the Old Norse word haugr, meaning "mound, cairn, hill". Alternatively, meaning can be traced back to the old Germanic personal name Hucger, a compound consisting of hug- "heart, mind, spirit" and geirr "spear".
JENDREGerman (Anglicized, Rare), Czech (Anglicized, Rare), Slovak (Anglicized, Rare), Danish (Anglicized, Rare)
Jendre is an anglicized version of many surnames throughout Europe that start with 'Jendre'.... [more]
JENSDATTERNorwegian, Danish
Strictly feminine patronymic of Jens.
Means "farm near the church" from elements kirke meaning "church" and gaard meaning "farm." A famous bearer is Søren Aabye Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher.
KIRKEnglish, Northern English, Scottish, Danish
From northern Middle English, Danish kirk "church" (Old Norse kirkja), a topographic name for someone who lived near a church.
KJÆRDanish, Norwegian
Topographic name for someone living near a wetland. Derived from Old Norse kjarr "swamp, bog".
KROGNorwegian, Danish
Habitational name from places named with krog "corner, bend".
LANGHORNEnglish, Danish, Dutch
Northern English: probably a habitational name from a minor place in Soulby, Cumbria, called Longthorn, from Old English lang ‘long’ + horn ‘projecting headland’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.... [more]
LARSDATTERNorwegian, Danish
Strictly feminine patronymic for Lars.
Variant of Larsen.
Means "son of LAURIDS".
LAURSENGerman, Norwegian, Danish
Norwegian, Danish, and North German: patronymic from Laur, a short form of Lawrence.
LINDEGerman, Dutch, Jewish, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous lime tree, from Middle High German, Dutch linde, Scandinavian lind. There are several places, especially in North Germany, named with this word... [more]
MARTINSENNorwegian, Danish
Norwegian and Danish patronymic of Martin.
Means "dark" in Danish.
NANSENDanish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)
Patronymic name derived from an unknown given name.
Means "son of Nis".
North "Nor" Farm "gaard"
An alternate spelling of Nørgaard. Literally meaning north farm in Danish.
Means "northern forest" from the Danish nord "north" and skov "forest".
NYHOLMSwedish, Danish
Derived from Swedish and Danish ny "new" and holme "islet".
Strictly feminine patronymic of Ole.
Patronymic form of the Old Norse personal name "Anleifr", or "Oluf", which is composed of the elements "ans", god and "leifr", a relic.
OVERSONDanish, Norwegian
Altered spelling of Oveson, itself a patronymic from the personal name Ove, a Danish form of the older Aghi, with a second element possibly meaning "spear".
PAULSENNorwegian, Danish
Means "son of PAUL".
PELLEDanish, German
From the personal name Pelle, a vernacular form of PETER.
POSTLow German, Danish, Dutch
Topographic name for someone who lived near a post or pole (Middle Low German, Middle Dutch post, from Latin postis), presumably one of some significance, e.g. serving as a landmark or boundary, or a habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany called Post, probably from this word.
From Danish præst meaning "priest".
ROOSEstonian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, German (Swiss), Low German
Means "rose" in Estonian and Dutch. Swedish and Danish variant of Ros, also meaning "rose". This could be a locational name for someone living near roses, an occupational name for someone who grew roses, or a nickname for someone with reddish skin.
SANDEnglish, Scottish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Jewish
Topographic name for someone who lived on patch of sandy soil, from the vocabulary word sand. As a Swedish or Jewish name it was often purely ornamental.
SKAUNorwegian, Danish
Ultimately derived from Old Norse skógr "forest".
Means "forest" or "woods" in Danish.
SMEDNorwegian, Swedish, Danish
Scandinavian cognate of Smith.
Means "sea farm" indicating a farmstead near the sea or open water.
Habitational name from sønder "southern" and gård "enclosure", "farm".
Means "southern farm."
SØRENSDATTERDanish, Norwegian
Strictly feminine patronymic of Søren.
STIGWARDScottish, Danish, Swedish
The proper form of "Stewart"
STORMEnglish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian (Rare)
Nickname for a man of blustery temperament, from Middle English, Middle Low German, storm, Old Norse stormr meaning "storm".
STRØMNorwegian, Danish
Means "stream" in Norwegian and Danish. ... [more]
TESCHERGerman, Danish
Occupational name for a joiner or a variant of Tasch.
THEISENGerman, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Matthias or Mathies (see Matthew).
THIESSENGerman, Danish
Reduced form of the personal name Matthias or Mathies.
TORPNorwegian, Swedish, Danish
Scandinavian form of THORPE.
Villadsen means "son of Villads".
Danish variant of Winter.
Probably originating near the town of Ribe in Southeast Denmark. It appears as both Warming and Varming.... [more]
WENDTGerman, Danish
Ethnic name for a Wend, Middle High German wind(e). The Wends (also known as Sorbians) once occupied a large area of northeastern Germany (extending as far west as Lüneburg, with an area called Wendland), and many German place names and surnames are of Wendish origin... [more]
Danish variant of Westergård.
WINDEnglish, German, Danish
Nickname for a swift runner, from Middle English wind "wind", Middle High German wint "wind", also "greyhound".